The ACTHA Merritt Island Ride

The American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) offers two types of competition. The Competitive Trail Challenge is a trail ride that includes judged obstacles. The ACTHA Obstacle Challenge is just the obstacles, minus the trail. All obstacles must be approved and used from the ACTHA obstacle list on their website. The idea behind the obstacles is that they are to simulate something you might actually encounter out on the trail. ACTHA allows their hosts to use a little creativity...

Dentist on the Trail

After my return from the Festival, I had an appointment with our dentist, Sheryl, to extract a tooth on one of my older mares.  It had been cracked and infected when she was out previously, so I'd had miss Lodi on a round of antibiotics before doing the procedure.  Thankfully, the tooth didn't need to come out after all.  I hate to pull anything on these

Projects

I'm pretty sure most of you can relate to my quandary of the weekend. The project that took longer than anticipated. So I woke early (well, I always wake early thanks to a toddler and infant) and met Jenn at the ranch. We were going to ride.  I had family to watch the kids (well, sort of. Husband had the toddler and I had the baby until Mom could make it out.) and...